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lens corrective

Started by alanviterra, 03/30/2008 11:04PM
Posted 03/30/2008 11:04PM Opening Post
Hi: I have a meade LX200 GPS 10, "and I wanted to clean the lens corrective By removing the corrective lens tube has no mark or notch to align myself with the corrective plate. Forums meade I advise you ask me you that your support on these issues. thank you if I tell you that my system I use to align the plate with the corrective tube.

Very grateful
Posted 03/31/2008 07:22AM #1
Aurora, if the corrector lens and the tube have NO MARKINGS, I would recommend for you to make a mark. A small piece of masking tape on the edge of the corrector and the tube, so that you can align them afterwards. Use a marker and draw a line from the tape on the corrector to the tape on the tube, so that you can line it up when you are done with the cleaning process...

Be VERY CAREFUL when handling the lense... and make sure you use the right fluid to clean it.

Here is a link to a cleaning solution that you can make. (I use it, and works great!)

NOTE: I personally do not recommend taking apart anything unless REALLY necessary, as sometimes you could create MORE problems than what you already have... ONLY clean/fix if really needed.

Clear skies, and good luck!

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
Coconut Creek, FL

Ivan's Observatory
Lat 26N 16' 48" Long 80W 10' 48"
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Posted 03/31/2008 04:15PM #2

What is the problem with your telescope?

I cannot tell if you are trying to clean a corrector plate, or re-align it (move it around to better match it to the primary).